Queen Victoria Era Stamps of St. Lucia. Scott Martz 1/2013.
Scott Martz 1/2013
The colony of St. Lucia began using stamps in 1858, when it was mandated that all mail leaving the island had affixed stamps.So in 1858, 50 pounds in face value stamps were dispatched to the island. Three denominations were shipped in that shipment, 1p, 4p, and 6p. This was thought to be about a 2 months supply.On April 16, 1858 a canceller was sent to the colony. It bore the identification A11. It’s first recorded use was August 28, 1858.
rough rough cut free clear
Stamps with perforations clear on all sides free of the design are extremely rare.
This example has perforations clear of the design on all sides.
36 sheets of the 1p RED (8640 stamps)
13 sheets of the 4p BLUE (3120 stamps)
17 Sheets of the 6p GREEN (4080 Stamps)
Scott #15 Scott #17
A total of 40 stamps were issued under Queen Victoria’s reign for the colony of St. Lucia, all of which carried her portrait.